“I wasn’t fired, I left. There was no way I could function” – Johan Kobborg, formerly Bucharest National Opera

“Sometimes an artistic vision is very beautiful on paper and quite scary in reality” – Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet

”Throughout I could see which dancers wanted to be part of the change and which didn’t – it was really tough but it was necessary. Some people understood right...
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Royal Academy of Dance
02/26/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
In our upcoming Gruffalo workshops, follow Mouse on his dancing journey through the woods in a fun session of dance, music, acting, make-up and storytelling!

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Edinburgh on 5 March > [ Goo.gl Link ]
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Royal Academy of Dance
02/24/2017 at 17:34. Facebook
Our longest serving examiner has been on the Panel for 53 years, and our newest examiner, for 14 months!
Royal Academy of Dance
02/24/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Our examiners visited 70 countries across the globe to deliver exams in 2015-16 – from Brazil to Brunei, from Norway to New Zealand!
Royal Academy of Dance
02/24/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
During the 2015-16 financial year, an astonishing 238,499 candidates were entered for RAD exams. That’s an average of 1,210 exams to mark per examiner!
Royal Academy of Dance
02/24/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
From Dance to Your Own Tune to Solo Seal, examiners are responsible for delivering and – where applicable – marking the RAD’s 32 different exams, class awards, solo performance awards, presentation and demonstration classes!
Royal Academy of Dance
02/24/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
The RAD prides itself on being a truly global organisation and our examiners reflect that – coming from 25 different countries worldwide.
Royal Academy of Dance
02/24/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
All our exams are assessed by examiners appointed by the RAD. They undergo a rigorous selection process and training programme, and undergo continual monitoring and standardisation. We currently have a panel of 197 examiners!
Royal Academy of Dance
02/23/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
“Dancing with mum is magical, her eyes light up, her body opens, her arms and hands start to do movements she wouldn’t normally do. It’s really beautiful.”

Annabel Dunstan has recently taken up ballet again with an RAD RTS and is encouraging her mother, Monica - a former ballet teacher now in residential care because of dementia, to dance. BBC Radio 4 spoke to Annabel about the incredible...
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Royal Academy of Dance
02/22/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
In 2000, Lauren Louise Cuthbertson won the Phyllis Bedells Bursary. Twelve years later, she returned – as a judge.

Young dancers under 17 years of age who have passed the RAD Intermediate and Advanced 1 exams can compete for the bursary on 26 March by taking a non-syllabus class, followed by the performance of Dancer’s Own and one Classical repertoire variation at RAD headquarters in front of...
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02/22/2017 at 13:26. Facebook
How you feel about touch in dance instruction may depend on your age, location and culture. So what are the rules for 21st-century teaching? The latest issue of Dance Gazette examines this highly sensitive question.

Director of Education and Training at the RAD, Michelle Groves, offers this advice: ‘All dance schools should have in place a policy for the safeguarding of children and...
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Royal Academy of Dance
02/21/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
“I love being an RAD member because it gives you extra chances and opportunities in ballet that you wouldn't get if you weren't a member.”

What inspired you to join us as a Member? Share your ♥ of the RAD here for the chance to win a white gold Le Corsaire pendant > [ Goo.gl Link ]
Royal Academy of Dance
02/21/2017 at 10:23. Facebook
Can you define what makes a good dancer? According to a study from Northumbria University, London, it's all about the hips!

ITV London visted RAD Headquarters to see some of our best moves and hear what we thought > [ Goo.gl Link ]
We love finding new opportunities! JSI is updated every month, so check it out in the Members Area to find your next big adventure > [ Goo.gl Link ]
From Nina Simone’s Little Girl Blue (“Her piano playing is jazzy and classical in equal measure which makes it fascinating to listen to”) to Rachmaninov’s Sonata for Piano and Cello in G Minor (“It’s so inviting, full of emotion and flowing so beautifully”), Arthur Pita shares his favourite music with Dance Gazette.

Read more about the songs that inspire this in-demand choreographer in the...
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Did you know that the format of the Phyllis Bedells Bursary was updated in 2015?

Recognising the importance of nurturing and providing opportunities for creativity in young dancers, the bursary now includes a ‘Dancer’s Own’ element and choreographic award to echo the format of the Genee International Ballet Competition and to promote and reward choreography as a distinct part of the creative...
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Celebrate all forms of dance and the performing arts at MOVE IT - Dance and Performing Arts Show, 10 – 12 March at Excel London! Take part in dance classes and workshops, learn more about the RAD and shop for all your dancewear needs [ Goo.gl Link ]

Friday, 10 March
10.30- 11.15 – Aladdin Musical Theatre Workshop - SOLD OUT
14.45- 15.30 – Advanced Ballet class
15.45- 16.30 – The Dream...
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Recommend a friend and you can both save 15% for our brand new Easter School in partnership with Motionhouse. Develop your technique and learn new skills in both ballet and contemporary dance in a week of inspiring classes in Birmingham.

Registration is closing soon, register now! > > [ Goo.gl Link ]
Silly old fox, doesn't he know?
There's no such thing as a Gruffalo!

Delve into the magic of this well-known story in a fun session of dance, music, acting, make-up and storytelling with classes across the UK.

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